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Face Vessel

Face Vessel

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Usage conditions apply
Most stoneware pottery produced in the South before about 1890 is
covered with alkaline glazes made from local materials.
Based on lime or wood ash, these glazes often fired to a green or brown color, typical of 19th-century southern stoneware.
Although this piece was found in Portsmouth, New Hampshire it shares some characteristics of early southern face vessels.
Currently not on view
Object Name
vessel, face
Date made
mid 19th century
date made
mid- 19th century
Associated Place
United States: South Carolina, Edgefield
Physical Description
ceramic, stoneware, coarse (overall material)
overall: 8 in; 20.32 cm
overall: 7 7/16 in x 5 in x 5 1/2 in; 18.89125 cm x 12.7 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Lura Woodside Watkins
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Cultures & Communities
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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